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MaternalBound Redux

Hack of EarthBound

Description:

MaternalBound Redux is a full revamp hack of the original EarthBound with tons of Quality of Life improvements. This project is also a fully fledged continuation hack from the original MaternalBound project.

  • What does this mean?

That everything you found in the original MaternalBound can also be found here, but with a much more polished detail and also with a ton of Quality of Life improvements made to it. The whole source code for the project is available as well! Be sure to check out the GitHub page for the project, alongside its release page for the patches, and more detailed info about the hack:

So… What changes can you expect out of MaternalBound Redux in addition to the ones found in the original MaternalBound?

The changelog for this project is REALLY extensive, so it is suggested to go over the GitHub page for the project to read the main list of changes, since there are a ton of them, even under the hood.

  • Instructions

Grab the .zip file and patch it to a 4MB expanded ROM of EarthBound (.ips), or use the EarthBound Patcher to patch the hack into a clean 3MB EarthBound ROM (.ebp), or by using the same .ebp patch and 3MB ROM with Romhacking’s Online ROM Patcher. The base ROM (3MB) can be expanded either by using CoilSnake or Lunar Expand

If you want to use the hack with MSU-1, grab the PCM pack released alongside this hack from the Zeldix page at the beginning of this page, or from the following link: https://app.box.com/s/fkmjx61w4m7xom1kmir5zk7xv6jx9u8f

Simply rename your ROM to “eb_msu1.smc” and place it in the same folder as all the .pcm/.msu files. You need to use Snes9x v1.54 or above in order for the MSU-1 hack to work.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: EarthBound (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180813-062835)
  • File SHA-1: E44B6A73359694C25DD4ECC768128D40EC9B6DD1
  • File CRC32: AF607132
  • ROM SHA-1: D67A8EF36EF616BC39306AA1B486E1BD3047815A
  • ROM CRC32: DC9BB451

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
ShadowOne333HackingMain Hacker
D-ManHackingASM work
tragicmannerScript Editing/RevisionHelp with script rewrite
PhoenixBoundHackingBeta testing, feedback, ASM and graphics
DarkSamus993HackingKirby sprite assembly and palette issue in the Debug menus fixes
HerringwayOriginal HackingEB's New Controls Hack
HowisthisanameOriginal HackingEarthBound Enhanced Hack
ConnOriginal HackingEarthBound MSU-1 Hack
jamsilvaGraphicsNew overworld sprites
CravOriginal WorkMother: Cognitive Dissonance project (Graphics)
KarmageddonProductionBeta testing

User Review Information

Excellent way to play Earthbound

Reviewed By: SpongeRants on 18 Oct 2021

An excellent way to play Earthbound in the modern day, with many good quality of life improvements. Difficulty still gets high in the late game, and character stats are still a little unbalanced, but overall MaternalBound Redux is an excellent version of Earthbound with many quality of life improvements that I would definitely recommend.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Excellent way to play EarthboundSpongeRants18 Oct 20211.1Yes
thank you for your effortLv12. Slime27 Feb 20201.0Yes